Sobczak, predators wind up ‘Ding’ lecture series 2017

Sanibel author Charles Sobczak will address predation at his “Ding” lecture.

Sobczak, predators wind up ‘Ding’ lecture series 2017

Charles Sobczak, author of Alligators, Sharks, & Panthers: Deadly Encounters with Florida’s Top Predator — Man, will be presenting two programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, April 14, as the finale to the 2017 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series at J.N.  » Read more

Another Great Year of Spring Training

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Fort Myers is blessed with not one, but two major league teams that take up winter residence to prepare for a successful baseball season.

The Minnesota Twins call Hammond Stadium “home” for six weeks each spring, opening up their practice games to thousands of spectators.

Since Ocean’s Reach hosts many Minnesota snowbirds, we thought you’d like to see one of your favorite players in action,  » Read more

Bike and Breakfast

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biking Sanibel

Sanibel Farmer’s Market shoppers are encouraged to hop on their bike and “go green” Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Load your goodies in your bike basket or backpack.  If you can’t wait until you get back to home base, have a picnic at City Hall — after all, the temptation of homemade entrées, desserts, snacks and healthy fruits, vegetables, baked goods and pizzas may be too much to overcome!    » Read more

Prepare for Liftoff!


A fun article by David Rohn at The Santiva Chronicle:

If sunning, swimming, surfboarding or building sandcastles is getting to be old hat, there’s an emerging activty that might add a little excitement to your next trip down to the beach.

It is flyboarding.

Locally, flyboarding has been spotted off the beaches of Captiva near the Mucky Duck,  » Read more

Don’t Miss “Nunsense”!


BIG ARTS presents its own take on the prolific Off-Broadway classic “Nunsense” as it continues through Saturday, April 15 at the Herb Strauss Theater.

The original production of Nunsense, directed by Dan Goggin, opened December 12, 1985 at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre before moving to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater for the majority of its 10-year run due to high demand. In total, there were 3,672 performances,  » Read more

Home Exchange

Home exchanging is a popular concept that allows homeowners to swap homes with other homeowners for their vacation. Recently we noticed our wildlife neighbors were switching their homes located at Ocean’s Reach.

Our osprey enjoys a change of venue from his osprey platform to the woodpecker’s birdhouse! The change of location also includes a new outlook from the perspective of the woodpecker!

We couldn’t resist capturing this phenomena and sharing it with our guests at Ocean’s Reach.  » Read more

Spring Bargains at the Ark

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Each weekday, long before the doors to Noah’s Ark open at 9:30 a.m., a crowd gathers in the parking lot. Looking for bargains, the shoppers, arranged in an orderly line, often greet one another and Ark volunteers with hugs.

Noah’s Ark, an operation of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, is popular with islanders, many of whom visit the shop nearly every day and know one another by name.  » Read more

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